Translation:Good morning, spider, goodbye, fly!
If you think about it, this one is quite dark. The narrator is greeting a spider as she devours her morning meal, a fly, whom you so unceremoniously dismiss with a quick "auf Wiedersehen!" as if that fly were nothing compared to the spider.
I thought it was like he was greeting the spider and then he made it flew
I came here just comment this. It's hilariously dark, greeting the spider and bidding the fly farewell lol
Duolingo is getting fun!! I mean, it was fun before but I'm loving all the references and sayings.
uhm. That was weird, and it confirmed something for certain that I thought I have been noticing in a number of exercises in duolingo: Duo told me I got the speaking exercise right... before I finished speaking!
I thought, in the past, that maybe I was just imagining this, that perhaps the software is SO fast that it was able to determine a result in such tight time. But here, I was just getting ready to say "fliege" (at the end of this exercise), and it was already popping up an answer -- that I was right!
I've also noticed that sometimes Duo seems to have trouble hearing me. A previous exercise in this set asked me to say "das Pferd" and I was pretty sure I said it, but only "das" changed to green; Pferd remained red.
And, of course, as others have noticed, sometimes Duo changes the word color to green (or red) out of order, or not at all. This is confusing, because I'd hope that this mechanism would tell me, somewhat accurately, which words I was saying correctly.
I appreciate that the people at Duo are working hard on this system, and this is ONLY feedback. I still love Duo, and I thank you for it!
I once sneezed and was marked correct. I turned speaking exercises off after that!
I spoke all the words in the completely wrong order; got all of them correct.
Hey there, for right pronunciation exercises try "the software of the ancient stone", it's not for free but you can see the wave graphic of your pronunciation compared with the right one. It's actually really "tedious" to get a right answer until you... really pronunciate well. It helped me a lot with English. Duo it's very good to take daily lessons and learn sentences quickly but not for pronunciation (yet?). Good luck!
Nope, Duolingo often doesn't accept answers that reflect linguistic differences from the language you are learning. In English, "bye" and "goodbye" aren't really interpreted differently. They're interchangeable. The same is true in German with interchangeability, however the latter is recognized as more polite and better for strangers rather than people you know. There's more of a distinction that is recognized. At least on Duolingo, they don't usually allow the same kind of flexibility as in English. To be on the safe side, use "tschüss" for a simple "bye" and "auf Wiedersehen" for "goodbye. Hope that helps and auf Wiedersehen! ;)
I love spiders. I have a big one in my backyard :) Don't know where the web is though..
I don't understand why I haven't had any speaking exercises, or listening to a german audio, then writing what it said, or translating english to german in writing. It's been a while since I've had them!
Maybe check your settings and see if you have the "Microphone" and "Speaker" sections turned on.
More like Auf Wiedersehen, Spinne, Auf Wiedersehen, Fliege! Klein Spinne, danke.
The first "cheerful" and "weird" German sentence Ive encountered in Duolingo.